Africa-focused companies raised $2.17 billion via 18 share offers (IPO) and listings in 2018, but the number is down 25% from $2.89bn raised in 2017 with 26 share offers and listings. According to asset manager Enko Capital, the slowdown was driven by “unfavourable market conditions”. The Egyptian Exchange had 4 IPOs in 2018, and Ghana, […]
Africa’s $372bn pension fund assets – do they facilitate inclusive growth and social stability? Is the money well invested, including capital markets and equities, private equity and infrastructure development? Bright Africa report by RisCura.
Botswana’s rise as world diamond centre – Stanchart “money laundering” woes slow P1.8bn OPIC financing
De Beers’ Diamond Trading Corporation has moved from London to Botswana and some 32m carats of diamonds (worth US$6 billion – about 40% of world diamond sales) will be aggregated and sold in Botswana. OPIC financing of P1.8bn is being held up by relations with Stanchart.